Children’s Bookselling

    Save the Date: Children’s Institute 2018

    The 2018 Children’s Institute will take place from Tuesday, June 19, through Thursday, June 21, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Ordering Opens for ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog

    ABA member stores can place their orders for this year’s ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog from now until September 8 via an order form on

    ABC Children’s Group Launches "Flashlight" Newsletter

    One of the many benefits of membership in the ABC Children’s Group at ABA is the new Flashlight e-newsletter, which features inspirational ideas, guest posts, special publisher offers, and more.

    Cath Crowley on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Words in Deep Blue”

    Australian author Cath Crowley’s Words in Deep Blue is one of booksellers’ top picks for the Summer 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List.

    Sign Up Now to Send the Free Indie Next List E-Newsletter to Customers

    Booksellers are invited to join the more than 100 independent bookstores already participating in the Indie Next List e-newsletter program, powered by Shelf Awareness.

    Last Call for ABC Best Books Title Recommendations

    The deadline for booksellers to submit title recommendations for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog is Friday, June 30.

    BTW News Briefs

    ILSR responds to Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition; Tubby & Coo’s, White Birch Books win Sourcebooks challenge; WNDB launches OurStory app; NEA awards $84 million in grants; Chicago Review Press acquires Bright Ideas for Learning series; Man Booker International Prize, WNBA Awards, CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal winners announced

    June 30 Deadline for ABC Best Books Title Recommendations

    Booksellers at all ABA member stores have until June 30 to submit title recommendations for the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog.

    BTW News Briefs

    BookExpo event director pens letter to booksellers; CBC introduces Reading Beyond; Ingram announces promotions, new staff; Signature launches “Immigrants Write” series; Tracy K. Smith named U.S. Poet Laureate; Griffin Poetry Prize, Baileys Women’s Prize, Lambda Literary Award winners announced

    Reading Without Walls Bingo Aims to Challenge Readers This Summer

    ABA members participating in the bingo-style summer reading challenge can visit BookWeb to find downloadable promotional materials.

    ABC Group Unveils 2017 Best Books for Young Readers Cover Art

    The ABC Children’s Group at ABA has revealed the art to be featured on the cover of the 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, scheduled to land in stores in early October.

    Bookstores Win Raffle for Elephant & Piggie Spinner, Signed Books

    Scattered Books and Hearthside Books are the winners of two special prizes raffled off at BookExpo by the ABC Children’s Group at ABA.

    BTW News Briefs

    IPG adds 23 publishers; PGW to distribute Canongate; PEN launches Make Space campaign; Reading the West Book Award, Folio Prize, and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners announced; O. Henry Prize Stories announced

    Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards Announced at BookExpo

    The 10th annual Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards were announced on May 31 in conjunction with the Silent Art Auction to benefit American Booksellers for Free Expression and Every Child a Reader.

    Silent Art Auction at BookExpo to Feature Artwork From 125 Illustrators

    Tickets are on sale now for the Silent Art Auction at BookExpo, which will feature artwork from illustrators such as Sophie Blackall, Mark Hoffman, Sydney Hanson, and Ian Schoenherr.


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